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What’s New in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016?


By Synergis Engineering Design Solutions AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software is a civil engineering design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows. Using AutoCAD Civil 3D, infrastructure professionals can better understand project performance, maintain more consistent data and processes, and respond faster to change. With a focus on optimizing transportation design workflows, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 offers improved ... Read More »

8 AutoCAD Import and Export Tips Using Various File Formats


By Jeff Yoders, Line//Shape//Space You can import most popular CAD file formats into AutoCAD, including Autodesk Inventor, CATIA, IGES, Rhino, and SolidWorks, and export most AutoCAD drawings just as easily. With complex geometry, not every process is the same, and there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all import with CAD. Follow these eight easy AutoCAD tips to get your original 3D ... Read More »

Surface Users – Get Free AutoCAD Field Mark-Up & Review Tools


Are you a Microsoft Surface user? Check out how AutoCAD 360 is transforming the design and engineering processes for designers and engineers in the field – for free! Watch as AutoCAD 360′s Jonathan Seroussi meets with Baldwin Ng from Microsoft to discuss how AutoCAD 360 for Windows helps save you time and money on site visits and during the drawing mark-up and ... Read More »

7 Tips and Tricks for Using Dynamic AutoCAD UCS


By Jeff Yoders, Line//Shape//Space Prior to 2007, drawing in 3D forced the drafter to constantly change the XY plane to draft on a particular face or plane of an object. You had to create a new user coordinate system every time you changed views. This AutoCAD tips and tricks roundup focuses on the Dynamic User Coordinate System (UCS), a feature ... Read More »

How to Export High Quality Views from Revit for Reports


By David Metcalf, CADSoft Consulting Wanting to save a view as an image for reports? While I typically use a premium screen capture and image annotation tool on a daily basis. I’ll suggest anyone to try this tip to take higher quality image shots within Revit as a Render image. It will store the image in the Revit Project Browser, ... Read More »

Flatten, Extend, Filter – 5 Everyday CAD Tips


By Jeff Yoders, Line//Shape//Space Do you love AutoCAD but could use a few more tricks up your sleeve, such as flattening a drawing and copying and pasting exact details? Check out these five quick-and-easy AutoCAD video tips, and stay tuned for more from Line//Shape//Space’s best-of-video content series. 1. Copying and Pasting with an Original Insertion Point When copying and pasting ... Read More »

5 Quick and Easy AutoCAD Tips and Tricks: Define Boundaries; Bring in Point Cloud Data


By Jeff Yoders, Line//Shape//Space Do you love AutoCAD but feel like it needs to know its boundaries? Think that sometimes it’s in a completely different dimension than you? Here are some quick-and-easy AutoCAD tips and tricks in Line//Shape//Space’s best-of-video content Series. 1. Dimension Line Tricks If you have dimension lines crossing, you don’t need to break them manually. You can ... Read More »

What’s New in the Latest Release of Autodesk A360?


Earlier this month, Autodesk released several new updates to Autodesk A360 its cloud-based project collaboration software. A360 lets engineers and other project team members work concurrently with the latest versions of plans. And they can access them whether they are in the field, using a mobile device in their trucks or cars, or working from home. The new release includes ... Read More »

6 Tips for AutoCAD Xref Layers, DWG File Size, Lineweights, and More


By Jeff Yoders In this roundup of AutoCAD tips and tricks, we tackle Object Snaps (Osnaps), external references (xrefs), managing DWG file size, navigating commands via right-click customization, and assigning lineweights. These tips will save time and energy in everyday AutoCAD operations. Happy snapping and reffing! 1. Using Object Snaps. Osnaps allow you to select positions on components in a ... Read More »

On-Demand: Lynn Allen’s “60 AutoCAD Tips in 60 Minutes”


Last month our friends at Synergis Engineering Design Solutions hosted Lynn Allen for her ever-popular “60 AutoCAD Tips in 60 Minutes”. If you missed the webinar, not to worry, the on-demand version is now available here. You can also download here latest “Tips and Tricks” booklet too. Read More »

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